Sanders sets new record

Published: 22 July 2005

Nick Sanders is home after beating his own round-the-world speed record.

Riding a Yamaha R1, the 47-year-old bagged the record on Saturday, but spent the night in London before calling supporters on Sunday (July 24) to report he had arrived.

He has ridden 20,000 miles in less than 20 days – a relentless schedule which saw him ride for 18 hours a day, day after day. He usually covered 250 miles before breakfast.

Supporters writing on Nick’s website say: “After a long wait to hear from Nick, we finally had a phone call from London. Nick said he was fine, and he'd got the record. In typical Nick style, he had got the record well before noon on Saturday, had taken the ferry across to GB, ridden to London and slept the night, before he called us to tell us that he'd done it!

“Never mind that, we're all sipping the bubbly here. We know that it was a close call, and according to Nick, he got the record by just about an hour, but rode 200 miles in excess of the previous record. All facts and figures to follow soon."

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His journey started from the BMF Show in Peterborough on May 22. The 20-day record includes riding days only – not ferries and plane travel time between ridden legs.

You’ll be able to follow his journey on cable/satellite/Freeview channel Men & Motors.

See reports and pictures from his journey at Nick’s site HERE